Prodigal Son unveils first look at The Good Wife's Alan Cumming in guest role

Sam Warner
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Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images

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Fox's Prodigal Son has unveiled a first look at Alan Cumming in a recurring guest role.

The procedural drama, which is currently in its second season, will welcome the Good Wife actor for a two-episode arc next month, starting with 'Face Value'.

In it, he will play the role of Europol agent Simon Hoxley – also known as 'The MindSleuth' – and going by a first look (which you can see via Entertainment Weekly), he looks very sharp indeed.

Hoxley is considered one of the most sophisticated criminal profilers in the world, and arrives in New York to solve the murder of Nicholas Endicott.

However, given Malcolm Bright and Ainsley's role in Nicholas's disappearance, things may not look great for them when the agent arrives.

Alongside Cumming, Prodigal Son recently cast Catherine Zeta-Jones in a major series role as Dr Vivian Capshaw, who oversees the psychiatric hospital where Michael Sheen's character Dr Whitley is incarcerated.

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

Meanwhile, star Frank Harts recently opened up on his character JT Tarmel's struggles following a racially motivated attack by another officer.

Explaining why he didn't file a report against the officer, he said: "At that point, it's panic. This is a guy who's been to war, he's served a number of tours in the military, he's seen a lot of things growing up where he grew up. But he has never been faced with this kind of challenge.

"He thought he knew exactly what his life was, until it was turned upside down. He bled blue before this, and he was all about doing his job and doing it well.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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"This puts him in a very tough position, because it's about whether or not to throw a fellow officer under the bus, or just leave things alone and keep things as comfortable as possible, and hope that it doesn't rear its ugly head again."

He added: "I don't think he's fully come to a conclusion yet, but the panic attack you see there is him trying to make that decision, and it's an impossible one. Maybe if he didn't have a kid on the way, it'd be a different outcome."

Prodigal Son airs on Fox in the US and Sky One in the UK.

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